Active Weather…But Not What You Think!

WEATHER DISCUSSION Earlier in the week I were talking about entering an inactive weather pattern. Well, depending on how you look at it, we currently have active weather. We’re not getting the rain, hail, snow, and thunderstorms. Instead, we are getting other active scenarios. Temperatures: High pressure has entered the region allowing for the suppression … Continue reading »

Showers and T-Storms Move in Tonight

WEATHER DISCUSSION Tuesday was yet another dry day as our region was caught in a dry slot moving through the upper air. Visible imagery showed cumulus clouds parked over the Northern Coast, west side valleys, and the Cascades. All other areas experienced some light cirrus through the day. Cooler temperatures were experienced today as a … Continue reading »

Critical Fire WX Conditions Over Area

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The red flag warning over the area will remain in place through lunchtime. Winds are breezy not only in the higher elevations, but in the valleys as well. Humidities are in the 20′s and 30′s — indicating very dry air from the Southern Oregon Cascades to the Coast, also over Siskiyou County. … Continue reading »

Red Flag Warning through Noon Friday

WEATHER DISCUSSION A red flag warning continues until noon Friday due to gusty winds and low humidities, already today we’ve seen gusts up to 57mph in the Coast Range and 72mph in the Cascades. Winds will peak tonight into early tomorrow morning and thus any new fires that spark will be able to spread rapidly … Continue reading »

Favorable Fire Weather Conditions

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The fire weather watch over the area from yesterday has been upgraded now to a red flag warning. This means that conditions will be favorable for fire weather and that if any fire were to start, it would spread rapidly. Humidities will be between 20%-30% (very low) and with increasing winds into … Continue reading »

Red Flag Warning Issued

WEATHER DISCUSSION A Red Flag Warning will go into effect late tonight through noon Friday due to a low pressure sliding down the east side of the ridge and moving into central California which will cause the winds to pick up. Winds will be offshore which are the driest winds we can get. Winds will … Continue reading »

Wildfire Warning in Southern Oregon

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – Extremely dry weather will combine with gusty, dry winds this week to increase the risk of fire in Southern Oregon. And if the weather pattern continues, that risk of wildfire could stick around for a long time, according to the Oregon Department of Forestry. The Rogue Valley is under a Red … Continue reading »

Scattered Showers & T-Storms

A longwave trough to our west is going to bring several disturbances our way the next several days. After Sunday, the only impacts will be along coastal sections. For now, cloud cover and shower/thundershower activity will be the primary concern through Sunday evening. Lightning strikes are occurring across Siskiyou County and Northern Klamath & Lake. … Continue reading »

Peak Thunderstorm Activity Today

There are three things needed for thunderstorms and those are instability, moisture and lift. Today all those ingredients will be present in abundance across our viewing area and thus an active thunderstorm day is ahead. Thunderstorms already firing this morning with peak activity between 3:00 and 8:00 this evening. Thunderstorms will be most numerous along … Continue reading »

Thunderstorm Activity Peaks Tomorrow

The cut-off low that’s been rotating off the San Fransisco coast the last few days will push further north bringing a chance for thunderstorms for west side valleys. Thunderstorm activity will increase through the evening with isolated storms for west side valleys and scattered storms from the Cascades east and in northern California. Tomorrow will … Continue reading »

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